With both teams coming off demoralizing losses in Week 6, the Packers are due for a bounce-back effort while the reeling Texans sit at just 1-5 on the season. As Green Bay looks to rebound from only its first loss of the 2020 season, the lowly Texans are an ideal opponent to do that against.
Following the team’s Week 6 defeat at the hands of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Packers should be able to make quick work of Houston.
1. Aaron Rodgers will throw for more than 400 yards in Week 7
Despite a red-hot start to the season, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was somewhat surprisingly outplayed by Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady in Week 6.
However, Rodgers is not one to make the same mistake twice. Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson will need to put on an absolutely stellar performance in order to outperform the longtime Packers star this time around.
With Rodgers primed for a huge day against the Texans and Watson unlikely to outperform his Green Bay counterpart, one can expect the veteran quarterback to throw for at least 400 yards in Week 7.
2. Aaron Jones will record multiple scores
In addition to Aaron Rodgers playing poorly en route to the team scoring just 10 points in Week 6 against the Buccaneers, running back Aaron Jones was held in check for most of the forgettable outing as well.
With the Packers immediately scoring 10 first-quarter points, which led to a quick double-digit lead over the Buccaneers, Green Bay wouldn’t score again for the remainder of the contest as Jones tallied a mere 10 carries for 15 yards and the team’s lone score.
Like Rodgers, though, Jones cannot be held down for too long. The Texans are only one week removed from the wrath of Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry, who tallied more than 200 yards via the ground game in Week 6.
It is safe to expect Jones to score multiple touchdowns in addition to running wild against Houston.
3. Packers will record at least 5 sacks against the Texans
After giving up nearly 40 points to the Buccaneers in Week 6, the Packers will no doubt come to play on the defensive side of the ball in Week 7.
With the Texans nearly scoring 40 points themselves in Week 6, a performance that ultimately resulted in a brutal loss, they might be due for a stinker. The Packers’ defense will be eager to get back out there to prove their worth this time around, so Deshaun Watson will be in trouble.
With Packers pass rushers Preston Smith and Za’Darius Smith applying pressure from the edges, Green Bay could tally as many as five sacks on Sunday. The Packers will keep Watson in check and constantly get him to the ground.
4. Packers will defeat Texans by more than 20 points in Week 7
The Packers will bounce back and then some in Week 7 against the Texans. Houston is reeling after yet another crushing loss, which is perfect for a Packers team looking to make a statement.
Green Bay was so dominant through its first four games, making the ugly loss to Tampa Bay a true shocker. The Packers aren’t going to put forth yet another stinker, and they’re going to come out and destroy the hapless Texans.
Not only is Green Bay’s defense going to hold up against the Texans, but Aaron Rodgers, Aaron Jones and Davante Adams are going to tear it up on offense. The Texans simply won’t stand a chance in this one against a motivated Packers squad.